The massive amount of focus on your relationships, not just over the last few months but over the past year finally ends its stranglehold, but in a way that leaves you in a win/win situation. You've been forced to invest more into your relationships than would normally be expected in any given year, faced challenges, highs, lows and everything in between, while finally emerging into the early days of November with a clear sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. While the main push ended last month Mercury, planet of communication is staying on to tie up loose ends and until leaving on the 9th November will be working to ensure the communication lines are open. However, once he leaves the love gods, having invested so much, aren't about to abandon you now, with the North Node staying on to keep the momentum going and allowing the growth that is now possible to continue. What is clear is that it will be a long time if ever, that you have to go through the challenges of the last 12 months again, with a chance now to start enjoying the benefits. The other advantage that having this massive relationship shakeup end is that the love gods are finally able to shift their focus back onto lucky Jupiter, who in your romantic sector has been patiently waiting from the sidelines, knowing the importance of getting relationship matters sorted first. This marks the point where the love gods shift their focus onto matters of the heart, with your romantic passions and the spirit of romantic adventure increasing as the month progresses.
That you'll move into November with the focus on your relationships is always a given, with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of November in your relationship sector each year, but not to the degree that it is this month or that it has been for the third year in a row now. In your relationship sector since October 2012 Saturn has taken you through relationship boot camp since then, holding you to a higher standard, refusing to let you sweep issues under the carpet and to take responsibility, showing up in your relationships and asking you to invest into your relationships what they need from you. Having Saturn, hard task master of the cosmos, in your relationship sector is always going to be challenging, but this has been a much kinder journey than it could have been and in the last few months something of a transition has taken place. It was Ceres, dwarf planet and goddess of the solar system's return to your relationship sector in early August that turned the tables on Saturn, asking not what your relationships need from you, but what you need from your relationships. It was their alignment last month that brought the two together. With Saturn leaving on Christmas Eve, the Sun wrapping up your annual relationship review on the 22nd November and Venus, planet of love on board until the 17th November all you're waiting for is Mercury, planet of communication. Mercury comes on board on the 9th November, just 2 days after a Full Moon on the 7th November has one last shot at shaking things up. It's time now to bring things home, with communication the final piece of the puzzle.
The love gods have been in competition with each other over recent months, with Mars' return to your relationship sector in mid September shifting a lot of the focus onto your relationships, just as the love gods assigned to matters of the heart and all things romantic were gearing up for their most important months of the year. That competition wages throughout October and as we move into November it seems that romantic forces have been the victor, though both seem to have grown quieter. With Mercury in your romantic sector until the 9th November the early days of the month are all about working to give your heart a voice and to put heart and mind on the same page. Mercury's departure ends both a challenging and empowering 12 months, with the love gods keeping a skeleton crew in place for another year, just to ensure that the momentum gained isn't lost. As you move into the month there is already a skeleton crew in place on the relationship front with Ceres, dwarf planet and goddess of the solar system making her first visit since 2010. Ceres is here to help you take a deeper look at your relationship needs from the perspective of what you need from your relationships, rather than what they need from you. While this makes for a selfish perspective, because during her time here and before she leaves on the 9th January the most important relationship forces in decades will unfold, this is an advantage that has to be embraced. Venus' return to your relationship sector on the 17th November, the Sun's on the 22nd November, a New Moon on the 23rd November and Mercury's on the 28th November are just the start of something much, much bigger setting in next month.
That November is an important month for matters of the heart and all things romantic is a given, with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of November in your romantic sector and Venus and Mercury, the planets of love and communication here as well. This is usually a chance to make matters of the heart a priority before the focus shifts to your relationships, which usually happens in December and over the New Year period. This year relationship matters have come forward and are starting early, creating a month where the love gods focused on all things romantic are in competition with those focused on your relationships and it will stay that way for the rest of the year. You'll move into the new month with the Sun and Venus in your romantic sector, throwing the solar spotlight on matters of the heart and your romantic needs, in what should be some of the most romantically charged weeks of the year. With Saturn due to leave on Christmas Eve and Mercury returning on the 9th November, there will be no excuses to hide behind. Even after Venus leaves on the 17th November, the Sun on the 22nd November and Mercury on the 28th November Saturn, in his final month by then, will be pushing hard to make matters of the heart a priority. This should mean that relationship matters take a backseat as they wait their turn, however with Mars spending the whole month in your relationship sector this is good news for Pluto, long term resident here. This brings the planets of war and revolution together, ready to shake things up on the relationship front 2 months before your annual relationship review begins.
With Mars returning to your relationship sector early next month, bringing the first planetary activity since early April, your relationships will get their turn next month, making November all about embracing the spirit of romance and making matters of the heart a priority, but also for looking ahead. It's in the early days of the month with Mercury, planet of communication in your communication sector until the 9th November that you have a chance to ensure the communication lines are open, something your relationships will thank you for over the coming months. While Venus, planet of love won't return to your romantic sector until the 17th November the Sun, as is the case every year, not returning until the 22nd November and Mercury not returning until the 28th November you should have to wait until the second half of the month to tap into the romantic influence they'll bring. However, with Mars having just left your romantic sector late last month and with Ceres, dwarf planet and goddess of the solar system having returned just days later, the romantic passions and fighting spirit he left you with are in safe hands. This is Ceres' first visit to your romantic sector since 2010 and it's during her watch, which doesn't end until the 9th January that everything will change. What you're moving into isn't an annual update or a few months to make matters of the heart a priority, but a journey that will take until December 2017 to play out. Ceres is here to help completely redefine what you want and need from love, with a New Moon on the 23rd November providing an opportunity to commit to the journey ahead.
You've reached a month which should, based on past experience, be a month where things were slowly taking a turn for the better on the relationship front and where, especially towards the end of the month, there is a new sense of romantic anticipation setting in. With the Sun always returning to your romantic sector on or around the 22nd December each year and just days before Christmas, waiting for the most romantically charged weeks of any year for you, is literally like waiting for Christmas and all the excitement and anticipation that entails. Except this year Christmas has come early and it arrived in the later days of October in the form of Mars, planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos. Pluto, planet of change and revolution and long term resident, here from 2008 to 2024, only turned direct in late September, so while your focus would always be on the future at this time of year, it hasn't usually arrived by now. With the planets of war and revolution firing up your romantic passions and fighting spirit, the spirit of romance going to remain in play all month and with Mars leaving just 5 days before Venus, planet of love returns next month, the spirit of romance will continue to flourish well into the New Year. Whether it's fighting for what you do or don't want from love, hiding behind your excuses or sitting on the fence will no longer be an option. In the meantime, with the relationship challenges of the past behind you and Neptune turning direct in your relationship sector on the 16th November and Chiron on the 24th November, expect a slower and gradual turn for the better on the relationship front, but with nothing like the exuberance of what's happening on the romantic front.
The love gods are firmly focused on one thing this month and that's communication, working to turn the relationship challenges of the last 12 months into the opportunities they really are. Uranus, in your relationship sector from 2011 to 2019 is on a long term quest to create relationship authenticity, but for most of the last 12 months this came at a time when you were also fighting for your own truth, individuality and authenticity. Those needs have clashed for much of the last 12 months, but while there was a flare up of personal and/or relationship tensions last month, support on both sides is already turning this into an opportunity for growth, especially as you realise this is all about balancing your personal and relationship needs, realising that you can't have an authentic relationship without being true to yourself and vice versa. With Mercury, planet of communication in your sign until the 9th November and Venus, planet of love returning to your communication sector on the 17th November, followed by the Sun on the 22nd November and Mercury on the 28th November, the love gods are putting all their focus on to ensuring the communication lines are open. However, you'll move into the new month with a secret weapon, which is going to make Uranus' last full month in retrograde motion in your relationship sector a very special one. That secret weapon is Ceres, dwarf planet and goddess of the solar system who returned to your communication sector last month and not due to leave until the 9th January is here to take your communications and words to a much deeper, more intimate and authentic level. She's here to oversee some game changing and remarkable developments on the communication front over the coming months, ones that will give your relationships a major boost.
While last week was dominated by a sense of romantic nostalgia, with the love gods taking your heart on a nostalgic trip down love's memory lane, this has already started to lift when you move into the new month and by the end of the month will be over. Chiron, in retrograde motion until 2019 and Neptune, here until 2026, are on a long term mission to make matters of the heart a priority, but will always spend from June to November in retrograde motion, shifting your focus onto the past. It was last month when Venus, planet of love returned to a nostalgic part of your chart, spending 24 days wrapping up your current Venus cycle, that a veil of romantic nostalgic completely enveloped everything, to a point where all your heart could see was the past, including all the good and the bad parts. It had to be that way for while Neptune and Venus are all about fuelling your romantic dreams, desires and fantasies Chiron, planet of healing knows that to move on you've got to lay old ghosts to rest, which is where his focus has been. Venus returned to your sign on the 24th October, the same day that your birthday month and new solar year began, so the focus has already begun to shift to the future and the journey ahead. This will shift even more when Neptune turns direct on the 16th November, but Chiron will stay in retrograde motion for a little longer, giving you a chance to lay any old ghosts to rest. Until he turns direct on the 24th November this will be about healing and releasing the past. Your relationship will get one chance to get your attention, during the Moon's visit to your relationship sector from the 6th November to the 8th November and during the Full Moon this will create on the 7th November.
November is a month that will begin with a huge amount of romantic nostalgia enveloping everything with Uranus not only in retrograde motion in your romantic sector but Venus, planet of love in a nostalgic part of your chart. Uranus, in your romantic sector from 2011 to 2019, will always spend from July to December in retrograde motion and Venus, usually returning to your sign by the end of November, is quite often in this nostalgic mode at this time of year, making this a very normal occurrence, but one that nevertheless needs to be embraced. In the closing weeks of each cycle Venus will return to a nostalgic part of your chart where, in preparation for her return to your sign and the start of a new romantic journey, she'll take your heart on a nostalgic trip down love's memory lane. With Uranus not turning direct until just a few days before Christmas, this is something the love gods are already engaged in. However, the focus begins to shift to the future and the journey ahead when Venus returns to your sign on the 17th November, 5 days before your birthday month and new solar year begin. This marks the point where you'll have two love gods on duty, one looking back and one looking forward, bringing you to a point where you're able to look back at where you've been and forward to where you're going. The Moon's visit to your romantic sector from the 4th November to the 6th November will be right in the heart of the most nostalgic part of the month, with a chance to fully embrace a sense of romantic nostalgia. With the love gods focused on matters of the heart, the only chance your relationships get to have their voice will be during the Moon's visit to your relationship sector from the 8th November to the 10th November.
While this is not usually a particularly active month for romantic or relationship matters, this time this is just how you want it to be. With Jupiter in your relationship sector from June 2013 to July 2014, last November not only had a lot of focus on your relationships, it had been that way for several months and would be for many more months, with all the challenges that went with that. It was only in early August that a challenging 16 month period ran its course, but just months on you're able to appreciate what this has cleared the way for, with a much clearer sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. The key to keeping your relationships on track is keeping the communication lines open, with a chance in the first half of the month to focus on giving the past and unsaid words a voice, with the focus shifting to the future and moving on in the second half of the month. The Moon's monthly visit to your relationship sector, from the 10th November to the 13th November, will come during Neptune and Chiron's final days in retrograde motion in your communication sector and when, staunch relationship supporters that they are, the doors will be open to the past and second chances. With the shadow of past relationship matters still hanging over things and the focus still on keeping the communication lines open, matters of the heart and all things romantic will have to fight hard to get your attention, which is exactly what they'll do. It's the Moon's monthly visit to your romantic sector from the 6th November to the 8th November that will create a Full Moon on the 7th November. With Venus, planet of love returning to your sign next month, this is the wakeup calls that matters of the heart and much neglected romantic forces need.
You'll need to fight hard to keep the spirit of romance alive this month, not only because there is no support and no love gods assigned to matters of the heart, but because of the huge amount of professional focus this month. Your relationships don't have to worry so much, for with Jupiter in your relationship sector from July 2014 to August 2015 there are not only love gods on duty that are continuing to make your relationships a priority, but there is plenty of support from communication forces. In fact, so long as you work to ensure the communication lines remain open, even a busy and important professional month shouldn't have a negative impact. It will become all about time management, knowing when to take your professional hat off, with communication the key to keeping your relationships happy. It's the spirit of romance that really needs your help, with the only support the love gods will give to matters of the heart being during the Moon's monthly visit to your romantic sector from the 8th November to the 10th November. This will come right in the heart of some of the most important professional days of the month, so you'll need to work hard to tap into the spirit of romance. As the Moon's last visit before returning as a Full Moon next month, there'll be clues to what you might be missing out on, with romantically charged lunar vibes whispering in your ear that they're returning next month with an escape plan. Things will become easier when Venus, planet of love returns to a social and serendipitous part of your chart on the 17th November, which is when the laws of attraction and synchronicity will kick in and serendipitous moments or encounters will become possible, but you'll still need to work hard to maintain a balance between work and play.
While you've reached a month where the love gods are putting very little focus on matters of the heart or your relationships, in both cases this is what you want and need, having already experienced more than your fair share of support and challenges. Both the 16 months of planetary activity that ran its course in your romantic sector from April 2013 to August 2014 and the 6 weeks that your relationship sector was active, from the 16th August to the 30th September, came with a lot of challenges and wakeup calls, but in both cases this has left you with a much clearer and more authentic sense of what you want from love and your relationships. With no planetary activity in either until mid 2014, the love gods are letting things play out, but there is plenty of support to keep both ticking over. All things romantic will benefit from the time Venus, planet of love will spend in an adventurous part of chart, where until leaving on the 17th November she'll be working to the keep the spirit of romance and adventure alive and especially where they come together. This will get a boost from the Moon's visit to your romantic sector from the 10th November to the 13th November. At the same time your relationships will benefit from a Full Moon in your communication sector on the 7th November, with a chance to clear the air and for a communication breakthrough. If the personal and/or relationship tensions that came to a head in August and September have left any residual effect and you're still sitting on unsaid words, this Full Moon will do the trick.